Jacques and Jeannine Filiatrault
Jacques Filiatrault was born in Verner, ON to a farming family. He was one of twelve children. His family eventually moved to North Bay.
Jeannine Filiatrault was born in North Bay, ON and grew up in a family of seven children.
They met in North Bay, married and had six children who all live in the North Bay and surrounding area.
Jacques was a very hard worker who at times held three jobs to support his family while Jeannine was a full time mother and volunteer.
In 1978 Jacques and Jeannine took over the operations of the Shell Service Station, which was then referred to as Jack’s Shell. It was located at the corner of Worthington St. and Fraser St. which is presently Twiggs Coffee Company.
Jacques worked tirelessly, twelve hours a day, six days a week to ensure that his family’s and his customers’ needs were met until he retired in 1991.
Jeannine worked behind the scenes doing the bookkeeping for the business while still having 3 children at home and continuing to volunteer.
Through the years they were volunteers in their community: PTA for Ecole St. Anne, their church, Paroisse Saints Anges, Dames de St. Anne, Chevalier De Colomb, Filles D’Isabelle and the Golden Age Club.
To this day they remain an inspiration to their children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. They continue to encourage and support their family to give back to their communities. They continue to take part in many volunteer efforts, some of which, in recent years, are done as a family unit.
We, their family, love them and honour them with this leaf.